What book or books have inspired you the most? For me its the neverending story, and the mysterious Benedict society.


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Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

When I was in high school there was a series of 4 books going around. Each one represented a season and the books were about an American guy trained by a Ninja clan. The idea was that the American Ninja had gone rogue and the clan sent out assassins to deal with him (Can't let their secrets get out). Each book is a different story about the assassins trying to kill him and how he survived. I cannot for the life of me think of the name. If anyone remembers such a series . . It was around 1983-86

The next great book was "Jumper" by Steven Gould

Then "Letter to a Christian Nation" by Dr. Samuel Harris 

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

There have been quite a few, but the standout? The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I was in my 20s when I first read it, but it's only a year or so since I found Richard Le Galienne's translation. Quite different to Fitzgerald's but equally beautiful and, perhaps, a little more accurate.
Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
I only knew FitzGeralds version, so I just googled - there are several translations and dozens of interpretations... This may take a while....
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I got my copy from The Book Depository but there's a selection on YouTube that's very well read.
AnnNettie Paradise Profile

The book that has and that continues to inspire me is the Bible. It is the only book that has sayings of everlasting life!

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Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
Please do not be offended, and I know your faith is important to you. There are loads of books out there that consider the possibility of everlasting life.
Michael Poland Profile
Michael Poland answered

War and peace. / The Odyssey by Homer.

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